Tuition & Fees

$9,572

$16,136

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
52%
300-399
16%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
55%
12-17
7%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

1

teacher

21

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,801
Declined + 1,328
Total Received 5,129
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Public

5,474

undergraduate students

864

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management/marketing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Agriculture
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Codes

SAT 6488
ACT 2338

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Location

School Facts

Northwest Missouri State University, founded in 1905, is a public university. Its 240-acre campus is located in Maryville, MO, 95 miles north of Kansas City.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 6,338
Established in 1905
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

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Maryville, MO

370-acre campus in Maryville (population: 11,846), 90 miles from Kansas City. Served by bus; major airport serves Kansas City. School occasionally operates transportation to Kansas City airport.

Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 19% of male students
 
5 sororities 17% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
6%
500-599
26%
400-499
52%
300-399
16%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
45%
400-499
27%
300-399
5%
30-36
9%
24-29
27%
18-23
48%
12-17
16%
30-36
3%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
33%
18-23
55%
12-17
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,801
Declined + 1,328
Total Received 5,129

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Bev Schenkel
Associate Provost of Enrollment and Retention Management
P: 800 633-1175
F: 660 562-1821
admissions@nwmissouri.edu

Financial Aid

62%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,727

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,572
Room $6,200
Board $3,570
Books & supplies $400
Total $19,742
Average Financial Aid - $9,727
Total with Avg. Aid $10,015

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,438,024
State $2,942,640
Institutional $3,929,380
Other external $543,420
Total $14,853,464

Non-need-based

Federal $66,509
State $207,826
Institutional $3,959,627
Other external $336,561
Total $4,570,523
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 660 562-1363
F: 660 562-1674
finaid@nwmissouri.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Charles Mayfield
Director of Financial Assistance
mayfield@nwmissouri.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Rugby, Soccer

Club Sports - Women's

Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cricket, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Fishing, Golf, Soccer, Table Tennis, Volleyball (indoor/sand), Wakeboarding

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Athletic Directors

Mel Tjeerdsma (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Lori Hopkins (women's)
Assistant Director Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Mascot
Bearcats
School colors
forest green and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting/Private
Accounting/Public
Advertising
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Science
Agriculture
Agronomy
Animal Science
Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Applied Computer Science
Applied Health Science
Applied Health Sciences
Art
Art Education
Art/Graphic Design
Art/Studio/Ceramics
Art/Studio/Drawing
Art/Studio/Painting
Art/Studio/Photography
Art/Studio/Printmaking
Art/Studio/Sculpture
Biology
Biology Education
Biology/Biology/Comprehensive
Biology/Biomedical Science
Biology/Biomedical Science/Dentistry
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Chiropractic
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Medicine
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Optometry
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Physician Assistant
Biology/Biomedical Science/Pre-Veterinary
Biology/Biomedical Sciences/Chiropractic Track
Biology/Cell/Molecular Biology
Biology/Psychology
Biology/Psychology/Pre-Chiropractic
Biology/Psychology/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Biology/Psychology/Pre-Physical Therapy
Business Administration
Business Administration/Agricultural Economics
Business Administration/Business Decision/Analytics
Business Administration/General Management
Business Administration/Human Resources Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Business Economics
Business Education
Business Education/Middle School
Business Education/Secondary Program
Business Management
Business Technology
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Chemistry/Biochemistry
Chemistry/Medicinal
Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry/Pre-Medicine
Chemistry/Medicinal Chemistry/Pre-Pharmacy
Child/Family Studies
Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Communication/Interpersonal Communication
Communication/Organizational Communication
Communication/Public Relations
Communication/Rhetoric
Computer Science
Criminology
Cybersecurity
Data Science/Business
Data Science/Computer Science
Data Science/Geographic Information Systems
Data Science/Molecular Biology
Early Childhood
Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education
Earth Science Education
Economics
Educational Leadership/Elementary
Educational Leadership/Elementary School Principalship
Educational Leadership/K-12
Educational Leadership/Policy Analysis
Educational Leadership/Secondary School Principalship
Educational Leadership/Superintendency
Elementary Education
Emergency/Disaster Management
English
English Education
English Language Learners
Finance
Finance/Corporate Finance
Finance/Financial Computing
Finance/Financial Management
Finance/Financial Services
Foods/Nutrition/Dietetics
Geographic Information Systems
Geography
Geology
Geology/Environmental
Geology/General Geology
Health/Physical Education
History
Horticulture
Human Services
Information Systems
Instrumental Music Education
Interactive Digital Media/Computer Science
Interactive Digital Media/New Media
Interactive Digital Media/Visual Imaging
International Business
Liberal Arts/Sciences
Management Information Systems
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mass Media/Applied Advertising
Mass Media/Broadcast/Production
Mass Media/Multimedia Journalism
Mass Media/Sports Media
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Media Studies
Middle School Education
Music
Music Education
Nanoscale Science/Nanobiology
Nanoscale Science/Nanochemistry
Nanoscale Science/Nanophysics
Nanoscience
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Management
Physical Education
Physics Education
Political Science
Political Science/Criminal Justice
Political Science/Global Affairs
Political Science/Public Administration
Pre-Dental
Pre-Dental Hygiene
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Forestry
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Mortuary Science
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Radiology
Pre-Respiratory Therapy
Pre-Speech Pathology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Reading
Recreation
Recreation/Corporate Recreation/Wellness
Recreation/Parks Management
Recreation/Recreation Resource Management
Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation
Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation
School Counseling
Social Science Education
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Speech/Theatre Education
Sport/Exercise Psychology
Superintendency
Teaching Agriculture
Technology in Agriculture
Theatre
Theatre/Performance
Theatre/Technical Theatre/Design
Unified Science/Biology
Unified Science/Chemistry
Unified Science/Earth Science
Vocal Music Education
Wildlife Ecology/Conservation
Writing
Writing/Creative Writing/Publishing
Writing/Professional Writing
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Management/marketing
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Agriculture

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

6,338

total students

70%

in-state

30%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

5,474
students

Female
57%
3,133

Male
43%
2,341

14%

864
students

Female
53%
454

Male
47%
410

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

4,806
students

Female
58%
2,779

Male
42%
2,027

13%

668
students

Female
53%
354

Male
47%
314

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

65%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

trimester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
  • Talking books
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 31
Countries most often represented China
Germany
India
Nepal
South Korea
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Cynthia Williams
Admissions Specialist/International Specialist
660 562-1149
admissions@nwmissouri.edu

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